Thursday, December 23, 2010

Week 4 Weigh-in


It's been 4 weeks now that I've been training with How Does She Do It Mom, and boy am I seeing changes.

So what if I still suck it in for our biweekly pictures?
I appreciate posture.  Plus, I can suck it in further than I could 4 weeks ago!

I'm losing weight - thankfully.  Although the program considers weightloss as less of a goal and more of a side effect of proper diet and training - it is still nice when the needle moves in the right direction.

But beyond a number on the scale, I'm losing the momma belly roll (good riddance), the love handles (sayonara), back bra rolls (adios) and overall jiggle generally (buh-bye).

Not only that, I'm losing my craving for sweets.


THE sweet tooth.  The person who bought and consumed a candy sprinkle bottle without a cookie or other such vehicle.  The person who can eat a pack of orange tic-tacs in 5 minutes flat.  The person who puts colored sugar on ice cream.

In moments of duress, I miss that go-to, but I find another outlet.

The only thing I miss about the carbs are my options when it comes to food.  A list of lean meats and veggies has a limited number of potential combinations.  I'll be excited to (healthily) reacquaint myself with a few cheeses, and some whole grains. 

Until then, I've learned a fair amount of self-control, self-awareness, self-acknowledgment, self-credit, self-forgiveness, self-support.

Have I slipped?  You BETCHA!  Have I stumbled? Wanna see the scrapes? Will I be good from now until the end of the program? Nope (Christmas is coming, and I will eat my Grandma's melting moment cookies...2, not 2 dozen)

That's the difference.  I'm not punishing myself for slipping.  Yeah it sucks.  Yes I want to do well.  But I've learned that my choosing to add the guilt associated with not succeeding turns it into failure.  So I stopped.  I can look anybody in the eye and say "Last week, I had alcohol one night, and I had 4 cookies this weekend."  You know why I'm proud of that?  Because those are the ONLY sugar/carbs I consumed and I was at a conference for four of those days!! Yay for me!  I hold no guilt with that - it's a TOTAL victory!!

It's all in the attitude.  And you all know better than anyone...I've got me plenty of that!  It's just a matter of learning to not direct it into some fun house mirror image of myself.

This has been a wonderful launching point for a life long journey.  I'm especially excited to see where the next four weeks will take me!

Now here it is....  The 4 week half-way point progress picture!!!  Down 6.5 pounds (and mostly from my face...)



kadield said...

Not even the face, there's a HUGE difference between your mid section too! Damn girl you're rocking it and looking awesome! Keep up the good work woman!

Cort (Modern Super Momma) said...

Thanks, Casey! Can't wait to see your before and afters! ;-)

Ella said...


Can't wait to see the final result.

Cort (Modern Super Momma) said...

Thank you, Ella! I can't wait to see what the next 4 weeks will bring!

Anonymous said...

Looking good! Remember - we've got a date to go clothes shopping in about 4 weeks!

Holly Diane said...

Great job! You can see it in your face, tummy and even legs!! Way to go :)

Cort (Modern Super Momma) said...

Thanks Holly!

Yes, Momma, I'll be ready for some new clothes in another 4 weeks!!

Jamie said...

Way to go! Where can I sign up?

mom26kids said...

You look amazing...congrats!!! What an inspiration.